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daylight turns ddly. >> christa: the race for speaker of the house coming to a dramatic halt after the frontrunner drops out. this morning a familiar name is running. >> jadiann: a driver goes out of control,s smashing into police cars and causing chaos in an intersection. see how the whole thing came to a crashing halt. good morning, i'm jadiann thompson. tgif. >> christa: happy friday, everybody, i'm christa delcamp. some of you have a nice long holiday weekend on tap. lucky for you if that's the case. jeremy, how's it looking? >> jeremy: very nice through the holiday weekend. today not too bad. especially this morning. this evening, scattered showers. right now 40s and 50s. boston 55. norwood 47 with a lot of clouds but no rain this morning. if you're heading out for the morning routine. no rain. this is where the rain is at this time, back through new york state, moving into vermont. this weather system will swing through new england very late
this afternoon. probably not until 3:00 or 4:00, there could be a couple sprinkles at lunchtime or later this morning. the first part of the day is dry. afternoon. raindrops. temperatures this afternoon near windy. >> jadiann: let's get over to rich kirkland. >> rich: it looks great. i want to show you, a video sampler of the highways. that happens to be route 1, that is nice all the way downtown. not much happening at all. very quiet. a live look at traffic on route 93. the expressway, not much, just the way we like it. dry roadways, easy drive and the t says, hey, we're okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thanks, rich. today jury selection continues in the trial of a teenager charged with killing his >> christa: there's been courtroom drama after a potential juror was caught the case.
clearly the judge is not happy here. >> reporter: not at all. just to give you an idea of how serious this is, this juror had been dismissed. the judge brought the juror back into the courtroom, asked the juror if he wanted an attorney because the juror could potentially face contempt or perjury charges. right now there are no charges filed. this matter is still under review. this is all happening in the murder trial of philip chism and his defense attorney immediately asked for any juror who made it through voir dire to be automatically dis dismissed. the jury is the father of a danvers high school student. he told other jurors that and may have told them he attended a vigil at danvers. a question of whether he made comments about the 16-year-old's guilt or innocence. chism is on trial for the rape and murder of colleen ritzer,
chism was one of her students, only 14 years old at the time of his arrest. the judge could have a hearing on this matter this morning. but there's a chance that he won't have the hearing today because what's supposed to happen today is a new set of potential jurors. more that 100 are supposed to appear and begin the process of the second wave of jury selection with questionnaires. meaning the jurors who may have heard these comments will not be back at the courthouse until next week. so that's more likely when we may see a hearing on this but it could happen as early as today with the judge deciding on whether or not this juror is going to face any charges and whether or not those other jurors who may have heard something should be dismissed. live in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: chaos on the common. a man and woman are on the run after an attack in the middle of the day.
the park street t stop. a victim was stabbed and those two people accused of doing it took off. nick emmons is live in boston with more on that frightening scene. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, right now what we're told is police are looking for two people they believe are responsible for stabbing that man at the park street t stop and leaving him in a pool of his own blood. a violent attack right outside a busy t station. a man stabbed several times, left to die as a woman kicked him before running off. >> he was bleeding when the woman kept on kicking him. he was both legs and chest. >> it happened just after 3:30 p.m. thursday. at first the three were yelling at each other. >> i saw them arguing back and forth and all i saw was them tussling. >> soon it became violent. police say someone pulled out a knife.
>> we think it's a case where these individual probably knew each other. they had had words and a fight ensued so there's a good chance they knew each other. >> police taped off a large section of the common behind the park street stop for their investigation. an unsettling scene during the afternoon commute. >> this is supposed to be a place for families and children and you know, you can't be safe anywhere. >> reporter: so police say the man did not have identification on him so investigators did not immediately know who he was. no update on his condition but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. that's the latest live in boston, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. nearly a dozen boats going up in flames at a marina in quincy. this morning investigators believe the fire you're seeing was accidental. eleven boats were damaged, three sinking at captain's cove marina thursday morning. all the fiberglass and gasoline caused the flames to spread so
quickly, but key here, no one was hurt. for some, these are more than boats, they're homes. >> we just sold everything to do that. to move and live on it. all we had left was in there. we're left with nothing. >> christa: cruise were brewster ambulance also launched a drone over the flames that gave firefighters live pictures from the air on ipads and allowed them to see how best to attack the fire. >> we're getting our first look at a danger drive in worcester involving a bus. new video shows a bus driver losing control and running off the road after leaving the month. you can see the driver falling out of her seat as she takes a turn. driver. she was cited for not having her seat belt fastened. the bus hit two parked cars before hitting a house. no one was hurt and no students accident.
show of support in brookline. students protesting the firing of one of their favorite teachers. >> we want mr. chen, we want mr. chen. >> dozens middle school student stormed a committee workshop bringing the meeting to a halt. the school committee refused to discuss the issue. larry chen was fired for allegedly saying one curse word in front of teens. the students, current and former with their parents, staged the walkout, protested, wrote letters. >> he's our universe and as soon as we heard this, we had to react. >> there's no crime. bs is first of all not even an inappropriate word. you hear ten times worse every day. >> chen was not at the meeting. the next public meeting is
tuesday and students say in their teacher is not back, they'll be there. >> sacramento police trying to find the people who stabbed one the men who stopped a gunman in an attack on a train in france. u.s. airman san spencer stone was rushed into surgery after stabbed four times yesterday morning. the stabbing was caught on security camera. the two attackers running away. police say stone was out with friends within the confrontation happened and this morning he's suffering serious injuries. a surprise dropout in the race to fill john boehner's speaker of the house seat. california congressman kevin mccarthy seemed to be a shoe in until his announcement came yesterday. the pressure is on to find someone else. lots of drama on. >> he was john boehner's right-hand man.
hours after making a final pitch for the job, kevin mccarthy pulled out of the race. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> mccarthy was facing fierce opposition from party conservatives. he admits he did not help his cause when he said point of a house committee investigating hillary clinton is to kill her presidential prospects. >> we're looking for a speaker who works with conservatives rather than against us. >> our conference will have to do a lot of deep soul searching and we see what happens. >> many in the g.o.p. are trying to draft paul ryan into the speaker's job. he was mitt romney's run mate. baker is putting pressure on ryan to take the job. he's said no several times. boehner was supposed to be on the "tonight show" with jimmy fallon but he canceled when the
mccarthy news came out. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: now to voice your choice, this political ad supporting vice president joe biden has been pulled from tv. the ad from the political action committee draft biden focused on the death of biden's first wife and one of his daughters killed in a car crash. a source close to the vp says he thought the ad treads on sacred ground. >> christa: just ahead, a driver out of control. wait until you see the dangerous ride and how it came to a smashing end. >> jadiann: plus we check in with former massachusetts first lady, ann romney, how she's others. skies. scattered showers on the way for late this afternoon. the evening commute, a mild day. temps near 70. >> rich: right now the ride is dry and easy.
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we've reached the finish line for those who work monday through friday. it's here. it's friday. time to kick back. not yesterday, you have a day ahead of you but almost there. >> jadiann: it's totally doable. we got this. later in the day you're going to need rain gear. >> jeremy: that's not something we dealt with last week where we had 3-4-inches of rain. we have rain in the forecast this afternoon. right now a lot of clouds, dry for the morning commute. 40s and 50s. plymouth 54. norwood 47. radar is quiet in southern new england but as we move the radar into northern new england as well as northern york state, the adirondacks, a big bag of rain
there. that part of the weather system isn't going to affect us. this near buffalo will and rochester. it's broken up. this broken area of rain shower activity, that's what we will see move into southern new england through the afternoon. there could be a couple of sprinkles route 2 corridor, southern new hampshire. but most of the showery activity is an afternoon event. the storm timeline, 4:00, still no rain boston, providence, south shore but scattered showers and maybe a brief downpour manchester through the worcester hills at 4:00. metro boston between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. and there might be a rumble of thunder along the islands. this is a weather system that does have warm air with it. it's a mild day despite the fact we have clouds on the increase. temps between 66 and 71. afternoon. southwest wind 10-20.
torrent, a few showers, clearing after midnight, cool, lows 43 to 48. evening. a scattering of showers, cathedral, lowell, catholic, taunton, mansfield all running the risk of scattered showers. i don't think it's going to rain all evening for all games. middle and upper 60s. on the holiday weekend, tomorrow cool. mostly sunny skies. a cool afternoon. sunday we start cool with temps down into the 30s and 40s then a nice recovery by sunday afternoon and monday, columbus day, high pressure still with us. the numbers improving as we step through the holiday weekend. near 60 tomorrow. sunday a mix of clouds and sunshine, near 70. monday, mid 70s. mountains and lakes region, 50s and 60s for the weekend and in terms of the fall foliage, mount washington river
the connecticut river valley and berkshires. metrowest, some color on the trees. a few showers on tuesday, low 70s. >> christa: we have this story about an out-of-control car causing a huge scare for drivers in north carolina. >> jadiann: cameras were rolling as the car slammed into multiple vehicles, including police cars. nancy chen with more on this wild ride. >> reporter: very wild. by the time the incident was over, this woman hit four cars bringing traffic at a normally busy intersection to a complete stand still. oh. >> somebody needs to stop her. >> stunned onlookers watch in disbelief as an out-of-control driver goes on a rampage in the middle of a busy intersection. >> she's going to hit the police. >> two police cruisers and two other cars were damaged. cameras were rolling inside a bus. >> oh my god.
>> other drivers stuck in their cars with no place to go. >> the wild drive came to an end when the woman drove right into a police cruiser. the car flipped down a 12-foot embankment, the car landed on i say roof. the police put the woman in handcuffs. the wild ride lasted more than ten minutes but no one was hurt. the driver told them her name was faith, hope and love. she was taken to the hospital to be checked out as authorities continued to investigate. >> christa: also on 7, after joining her husband on the campaign trail in 2012, ann romney is on a new campaign to find a cure for neurological diseases. romney partnered with brigham young and center for neurologic diseases that bares her name. her book is called in this
the title a direct quote from her husband when the doctor gave them the diagnosis. >> he looked at me and we were crying and he said i don't care, it's not fatal, we're in this together. i don't care how bad it gets. >> romney says she's excited about a partnership between drug companies and researchers working with her center at brigham and women's so study new treatment for als. >> pop star celina gomez revealing a health scare was the reason behind her break from touring. she was diagnosed with lupus and underwent chemotherapy. her stint in rehab spurred rumors of a drug addiction. her new album, revival, comes out today. >> christa: just ahead this morning, the bruins are back in action. not exactly the debut fans were hoping for though. we'll have details coming your way in sports.
good morning, traveling across the nation, a couple of scattered showers in new england as well as new york state. chicago fine, minneapolis fine. dallas hot, near 90. even in florida, humid, upper 80s. the city around 70 with a few showers arriving after 3:00 p.m. back into the merrimack valley showers show up probably 2:00. worcester hills between 1 and
sprinkles keene and jaffrey but even here the bulk of rain showers is mid to late afternoon. cape and the islands, you don't have rain showers arrive until 6:00 p.m. this evening. good morning, the bruins worst fears realized and it didn't take long. the b's in the season opener without zdeno chara, out with an per body injury, dennis seidenberg recovering from back surgery and the bruins get lit up by the jets. claude julien back for a ninth season watching his team jump out to the lead but win winnipesaukee arez winnipeg strikes three times. they start with a thud losing 6-2 to the jets. >> i don't know it's d's, i know we're young and we expect to have some challenges but we have to look at our game as a whole
it was more than the back end. it's not about youth or young d's, it's about the puck. we got excited about our offense and forgot about the other part of the game. >> patriots took a chance on dion lewis and got rewarded. the 5'8" agreed to a two-year contract extension worth up to $5 million. the celtics wrap up their two-game tour of europe with a 111-96 win over madrid. they start their nba exhibition in the u.s. visiting the nets and knicks next week. >> jadiann: look at this. a member of the royals ground crew okay after he nearly got rolled over by the tarp for a rain delay during game. the man got trapped underneath the tarp as crews rolled on to
the field. he got out without being injured. glad he's okay. that looks scary there. >> christa: it sure does. it reminds me of riding a wave. >> you can't control it as it comes over you. >> christa: you got to roll with >> jadiann: i see what you did there. >> christa: coming up, school bus driver out of control. find out wt led up to this dangerous scene coming your way. >> jadiann: and we set down with a one-on-one with a presidential hopeful, marco rubio. what the senator had to say
hopeful marco rubio one-on-one. what the florida senator told 7news about his run for the white house. >> christa: coming up on cold season. both of us, are you doing all right? >> jadiann: yeah, how about you. >> christa: don't drink out of this. i'm getting sick too. oh my goodness. j.r., hopefully you're in good health. >> jeremy: i'm fine, our weather producer is out again this morning. there's something percolating in southern new england. be safe. 40s and 50s. boston 55. norwood at 47. fitchburg 48. the air is dry at this time. there's no rain on the radar from those clouds. however, i think that will change late today so heading out the front door this morning, grab the rain gear. it spends most of the day on standby so your among commute is dry. mid afternoon, isolated showers. a higher chance of showers for the evening commute. windy, warm, temps this afternoon near 70. >> christa: let's get on the fast track. good morning. >> jeremy: good morning, we're
live on the expressway. there's no problem here. a slight delay getting there but that's about all. route 3 and route 128 south of town okay. a word of a crash in raynham 495 now. the turnpike is great. even the framingham, natick stretch, no delays. 93 is quiet. no delays on route 128 but the t says we have a problem. a moderate delay on the green rich kirkland, "7 news today in >> christa: thank you. a check of your top stories, officers? boston are searching for a man and woman believed to have been involved in a stabbing in broad daylight near the park street t station thursday. investigators say a man was stabbed several times before a woman started kicking him. witnesses say the three people were yelling at each other before things turned violent. the victim's injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. jury selection continues this morning for the trial of
murdering his math teacher. there was drama in the courtroom. one potential juror for philip chism's trial was threatened with contempt of court for apparent liquor talking about -- apparently talking about the trial with or jurors. chism is accused of raping and killing colleen ritzer. 11 jurors have been chosen. investigators believe the cause of this massive fire at a marina in quincy was accidental. 11 boyts were destroyed, three sank at captain's cove marina thursday morning. some people lived on the boats but luckily no one was hurt. crews used a drone to take live video of the fire from above to help fire crews on the ground tackle the flames. >> jadiann: the uber under fire after two women say they were sexually assaulted by drivers and the idea is taking uber is not safe. those two women say the company does not properly screen drivers. one woman reports being
assaulted here in boston eight months ago. police say she was getting a ride home by herself early in the morning of february 8 and the driver indecently touched her several times but she got out of the car. lawyers for the two women involved in the lawsuit argue uber markets itself as a safe form of transportation for women who have been drinking but they claim the company is actually putting women at risk. uber released a statement saying: both drivers have been permanently removed from the platform. the driver who was allegedly involved in the incident in boston pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. a new report out today outlines a transit wish list from thousands of people here in boston.
go boston 2030 plan, trying to improve long term transportation goals. many residents who answered a questionnaire want the default speed limit in the city reduced from 30 miles an hour to 25. they also want to increase the number of train stations that have bus and shuttle service as well as access to car or bike share stations. the report you do reducing the average commute by 10% for everybody which would drop the current average from 29 minutes to 26 minutes. also, the report indicates a goal of having buses and trains run on time 90% of the time and having every household in boston within a ten-minute walk of public transportation. now to voice your choice coverage. 7news going one-on-one with florida senator marco rubio. he's the republican with momentum moving up in the polls. a first term senator without a lot of executive experience but he says that doesn't make him this year's barack obama. >> barack obama hasn't failed
because he was only in the senate two years, he failed because his ideas don't work. he has seven years of executive experience and he's still making bad decisions. i believe even if he had been in the senate or a governor 20 years, his ideas still would not have worked. >> rubio is running against jeb bush, at one time his political mentor. if rube row was in the white house he says bush could join his cabinet. >> christa: a massive fire in oxford. it appears the cause was accidental. flame tearing through the building on old webster road, likely called by a kiln for drying wood. no one was inside at the time of the fire. >> jadiann: that's 100 pounds of marijuana and the police dog at logan airport who found it. the drugs were stowed in the suitcase on a flight from california. the 31-year-old passenger will be in court today.
>> find out how facebook is planning on getting in on the action. >> christa: binge watchers might need to spend more to catch your favorite shows on line. >> jadiann: if you have a verizon cell phone, your data plan prices could be going up. >> jeremy: for the day, cool, a commute. 2:00 this afternoon, a few isolated showers. the evening commute will features rain showers, windy conditions, upper 60s to around 70. >> rich: you're right, friday mornings can be light with traffic but we have a crash on 495 to check out for you on "7 news today i leadership isn't given.
>> jeremy: good morning, welcome back. this is from one of our twitter friends, janet, 71080. a picture of hudson. if you're out and about this holiday weekend, take some pictures and hit me up on twitter and i'll put them on tv. they're absolutely gorgeous. colors coming on strong. not as far long as last year so
the kangamangus highway is not peaking yet but that said, still worth the trip into northern and western new england. if you're staying close to home, you're going to pick apples, looks great. upper 50s tomorrow, sunday upper 60s. >> christa: here's a look at the stories trending on line. facebook is working on a new way to express your emotions on button. the social network is testing out a feature called reactions represented by six cartoon emessages, laugh, ha ha, sad, angry, yay and wow. they hope to let people express emotions without adding a dislike button. >> jadiann: netflix is raising prices. a monthly membership will cost
it takes effect november 116789 current customers will stay at $8.99 until october. i do use a lot of video sharing and streaming services. >> christa: on rainy weekends, this is what you want to do. i have to spend less on the ice cream to make up for the cost increase. >> jadiann: you know you guys do it too. you still have a lot to get to. everything you need to know and go next. find out who is joining the search for the missing cargo ship, el faro, after it sank during hurricane joaquin. >> reporter: a juror accused of talking when he shouldn't. coming up next, we'll explain how much of an impact this could have on the murder trial against philip chism. >> christa: bill cosby expected in court today, the same day a special on the comedian's
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>> christa: coming up on 5:45. thank goodness it's friday as we start off "know and go" for you. >> jadiann: gives you a extra pep in your step. >> christa: if i can make it to the finish line. i don't know if you feel the same way. >> jeremy: i'm okay because it's friday. boston 55. beverly 48. nashua 42. new bedford 54. a lot of clouds, no rain metro boston but over here, this is what we're talking about.
you. band of rain. the steadiest rain will pass into northern new england. if you're bound for northern new england you'll run into rain. our part of the weather system is the southern tier of new york, hit and miss scattered showers on the way for later this afternoon. with that said, there may be a couple of pockets of sprinkles along the mass-new hampshire border 10:00, 11:00 but most of the rain showers holds off until 4:00 this afternoon. showers and even a few downpours likely as a cool front moves through southern new england. a couple of rumbles of thunder. here hartford, bridgeport versus boston and waltham. the chance of rain is low. dry for the morning commute. into the afternoon and evening commute, a scattering of showers. temps today on the warm side. 66 to 71. windy out of the southwest
pollen in the moderate category. midnight. cool. we get rid of the wind by afternoon. sunday cool to start then a mild finish. monday, columbus day, mild all day. temperature this weekend a warming trend, near 60 tomorrow. a crisp feel to the air. sunday we're near 70. columbus day, temperatures monday afternoon mid 70s. have a great weekend if this is it between us. >> jadiann: let's gets over to rich kirkland and talk about how >> rich: they're looking great. we're live on route 1 but traffic volume is way down. i thought maybe -- you know, it may be heavy early this afternoon with the holiday weekend coming up. right now we're good to go. that's the route 1 situation, 93 nearby just as good. the downtown story, easy. the only delays are the expressway. go figure, by the gas tank. we had a crash in raynham, 495 at 24, that's being cleared right now.
no backup. the turnpike is good too. there's a slight delay on the green line. the e branch running a moderate delay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: happening today, jury selections continue in the trial of a teenager charged with killing his own teacher. >> christa: there's already courtroom drama after one potential juror was caught talking with other jurors about the trial. let's head out live to victoria warren and we're going to hear how the judge is going to deal with this later it sounds like. >> reporter: there's supposed to be a hearing. just to give you an idea of how serious this is, this was a juror excused, brought back to the courthouse and then questioned under oath and the judge even asked him if he wanted an attorney because he could face contempt or, in a worse case scenario, perjury charges. there are no charges yet because the matter is under review. this is all happening during the murder trial against 16-year-old philip chism. his defense attorney asked for
voir dire to be automatically dismissed and they start over. the juror is a father of a danvers high school student and told other jurors that he may have attended a vigil at the high school. a question is whether he made comments about the 16-year-old's guilt or innocent. chism is on trial for the rape and murder of colleen ritzer, his math teacher, at danvers high school. chism was one of her students and only 14 years old at the time. the judge will have a hearing on this. that could happened to and then at a later time, there will be a decision made on whether or not this juror is going to face any criminal charges. he is a juror who has been dismissed and there's no chance of this man being seated on the jury. what is happening today is a whole new round of jurors are reporting to the courthouse for the next phase of the jury selection so jurors will be showing up today are not any jurors who have may have heard yesterday.
"7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. a kentucky customer filing a class action lawsuit against draftkings and fandual seitz. it accuses both companies of negligence, fraud and false advertising. both sites are under investigation by the attorney general in new york state and it comes after questions arose concerning an employee at draftkings based in boston who might have used insider information to win monday on fandual. >> jadiann: breaking. a to ton. >> tunesian won the nobel peace prize. the group is made up of multiple organizations including the tunesian human rights league and the country's general labor union. the u.s. navy joining the search to find the el faro. the navy will use sonar
technology and remotely operated vehicles to try and locate the 790-foot ship which disappeared during hurricane joaquin. 33 people including 28 americans were onboard when the ship lost contact. el faro's sister ship returned to florida thursday afternoon. the ntsb was waiting for the return because investigators say it's comparable in size and structure and they hope it could help determine what caused el faro to be mechanical issues. the ship owner says the captains of both ships traded notes about incoming weather as they passed each other last week. the family of an unarmed south carolina man who was shot and killed by a police officer in april will get a multimillion-dollar settlement. in a unanimous decision the north charleston city council awarded $6.5 million to the family of walter scott. video shows the 50-year-old shot police officer. that officer who was let go from the force is facing a murder
charge in scott's death. >> christa: the organization doctors without borders will review its operations after last weekend's deadly u.s. air strike on the hospital in the northern parts of afghanistan. officials with the international aid group talked about their future in afghanistan yesterday in kabul. the group wants independent humanitarian commission to handle the inquiry. saturday's strike killed 22 people, including 12 staff members from doctors without borders. >> the future ability to work in afghanistan will be based on our ability to attain a clear reaffirmation for for the respect for humanitarian law. we launched this and are calling on the u.s. to consent to the inquiry. >> president obama has apologized to the group. doctors without borders had already demanded an independent internal investigation to establish the facts of what happened. comedian bill cosby expected to appear in a courtroom in
deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by one of the whim women to claims he sexually assaulted her. she says he was 15 when cosby gave her alcohol and assault her at the playboy mansion. in august a judge ruled the 78-year-old must be interviewed under oath. on tonight's dateline for the first time in one room, nearly 30 women who have so far made accusations against cosby speak out together. kate snow interviewed the women about claims of drugging, sexual assault and harassment. cosby's attorney denies those claims but you can watch this tonight at 9:00 here on 7 nbc. >> jadiann: general motors is recalling some suvs because the windshield wipers can catch on fire. the automaker it recalling nearly 32,000 she havely traverse and gmc arcadia vehicles from the 2016 year.
6400 have been sold. parts be being shipped to dealers to fix the problem. an important alert for parents. safety first is recalling thousands of high chairs after reports of children falling and hurting themselves on the chairs tray. the recall covers about 35,000 wooden high chairs in three models. consumers should stop use the high chairs and contact safety first on instructions to get a new tray. we have information at whdh.com. >> christa: saving at home is a tough task but we have simple ways to save a few bucks without wasting time. unplug your electronics when you're not using them. even though it's turned off like your coffeemaker or toaster, three consume energy. think about investing in a filtered water pitcher. buying bottled water adds up over time so switching to the year. and how about shopping generic.
buy the generic version of items you don't care about. >> jadiann: if you haven't been hanging out on your unlimited data plan from verizon you might be in for sticker shock. they're raising prices of grandfathered in plans by $20 starting next month. verizon scrapped the unlimited plan years ago but some customers with no limit accounts were able to keep that on a month to month bathe. at&t enables phones to switch to wifi connection to calls and text if cell signals are low or unavailable. they turned it on thursday. t-mobile and sprint had the features a couple years and they allow many more phones to use it. >> christa: topping the buzz, live from burbank could be the new friday night tag line for the nbc hit comedy undate able. months after the series
experimented with a live episode they decided to do the entire new season live. the cast members say the trick will be keeping their energy levels up for live shows on both the east and west coast. you can watch undatable's live premiere on nbc tonight at 8:00. it always is kind of unnerving, the live audience aspect. anything can happen. >> jadiann: i was going to say, though we don't have a live audience, i feel a lot of times we'll make mistakes and do things because it's live tv. we wish we could do it over. >> christa: redo. the show's got to go on. >> jeremy: you got to love youtube. 55 in town, norwood 47. rain out here new york state. eventually it winds up in new england but not until made to late afternoon. morning commute fine, dry. evening commute. scattered showers, windy and warm. near 70 this afternoon. >> jadiann: there's another hour ahead.
a show of support in brookline. students storm a meeting after one of their teachers is fired. >> christa: find out why a pro bind joe biden got pulled from the airwaves. >> jadiann: the latest on the fire that tore through several boats in quincy yesterday destroying several of them, leaving some people without
daylight attack on the common. >> christa: we're learning more about the attack on an american hero. witnesses revealing insight into what happened in this video. >> jadiann: talk about road rage. a driver's rampage against everything, including cop cars. >> christa: and the g.o.p. scrambling today to find a house speaker after a stunning shakeup. >> we want mr. chen. >> local students not backing down, storming a school board meeting to get their teacher's job back. >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's friday. let's rejoice. 6:00 a.m. on the dot. i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: i'm jadiann thompson. good morning to you. i think a lot of people are getting ready for hopefully, if you're lucky, you have columbus day off so you have like a lot of days looking forward to getting off. >> long holiday weekend. j.r.'s kicking it off with apple cider doughnuts. >> jeremy: enjoy. boston 56, bedford 49, nashua 43.
if i could, i would bring some to you as well but i don't have that much room. how about this? get them yourself. the weekend looks great a little weather system this afternoon, the morning commute, you don't need the rain gear but grab it heading out the front door. at 4:00, scattered showers in southern new england. this will not be a weather system that indates us with widespread heavy rain but we'll have on and off showers and even the occasional downpour. a fast-moving weather system, out of here by 10:00 tonight and temperatures ahead of that weather system warm, windy. near 70. 7:00 this evening, lingering showers, mid 60s. the holiday weekend loaded with sunshine. more about that in 15 minutes. >> jadiann: time for "fast track traffic." good morning, rich. >> john: good morning. we're live on route 1, it's hefty, the traffic is hefty on route 1 but not a bad ride. nearby 93 is good too. a live look at 93, it's moving
here in the somerville, medford area. no delays out of new hampshire this morning. the only slowdowns, the expressway. not a bad ride. about 21 minutes right now end to end. that's pretty good. if you ride the t, it's pretty good too. there's a moderate delay on the green line e branch. that's all. >> christa: thanks. rich. your top stories, trouble in the trial of a teen accused of killing his teacher inside danvers high school a potential juror threatened with could contempt of court for allegedly talking about the trial with other jurors. >> jadiann: victoria warren is live outside the courthouse with what the judge is dealing with. >> reporter: the judge is going to have a hearing on this matter and just to give you an idea of how serious this is. this juror had actually been excused, was called back to the courthouse and put under oath and questioned about what he may have said to other potential jurors. the judge even asked if he wanted an attorney because he could face contempt or in the
decided. all of that is under review. all this happening in the murder trial against philip chism. his defense attorney asked for any juror who made it through voir dire to be automatically dismissed and they start over. the juror is a father of a danvers high school student to admitted it telling other jurors that and that he may have attended a vigil. at question is whether he made comments about the 16-year-old defendant's guilt or innocence. chism is on trial for the rape and murder of colleen ritzer, his math teacher at danvers high school. chism was one of her students and only 14 years old at the time of his arrest. jury selection is also continuing today. what is going to happen is a new pool of more than 100 jurors are scheduled to report to the courthouse and fill ow questionnaires. these are jurors not here the last two days so they have nothing to do with whether or not they have may have heard something or not heard something.
the judge could be having a hearing on what this may do to the case and whether or not the jurors that made it through so far should be dismissed or if they can come back next week. live in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: police are searching for a man and woman accused of causing chaos on boston common. a violent attack in front of crowds at the park street t stop. nick emmons is live there with more. >> reporter: the park street t stop is back open after a gruesome scene yesterday afternoon. police are looking for two suspects involved in this stabbing of this victim who was left in a pool of his own blood. a violent attack out a busy t station. a man stabbed several times, left to die on the ground as a woman kicked him before running off. >> he was bleeding when the
he was both legs and his chest. >> it happened just before 3:30 p.m. the three were yelling. >> i saw them arguing back and forth and all i saw was them tussling. >> soon it became violent. police say someone pulled out a knife. >> we think this is a case where the individuals probably did know each other. they had had words, according to what we were told. and a fight ensued so there's a good chance they knew each other. >> police taped off a large section of the common behind the park street stop. an unsettling scene during the afternoon commute. >> this is supposed to be a place for families and children and you know, you can't be safe anywhere. >> reporter: police say the man did not have any identification on him so investigators had no idea immediately who he was. as far as his condition, we're told his injuries are non-life-threatening. that's the latest live in boston, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england."
ripped through a marina in quincy was accidental. 11 boats were damaged at captain's cove marina. three of them sank. the fiberglass and gasoline quickly. no one was hurt. for some, these were more than boats. they were their homes. >> we just sold everything to do this. to move on and live on it. all we had left was there. we have nothing left now. >> crews from brewster ambulance launching a drone over the flames that gave fire crews live pictures from the air on their ipads and allowed them to see how best to attack the flames. >> jadiann: we're learning more about a violent fight involving an american hero. spencer stone is waking up in the hospital with serious injuries just weeks after he helped stop a terrorist with a gun on a train in france. thursday morning stone was stabbed several times outside a bar in sacramento.
a group of men surrounded the 23-year-old. stone was out with four friends. a man and three women, when a argument turned into a physical altercation and that spilled on to the streets. a witness says he tried to help. >> i asked himio yo, yo, the only thing he say, call 911. he knocked out one guy and they tried to stop him but he have -- the blood was coming from everywhere. >> stone had a collapsed lung but is expected to make a full recovery. >> christa: this morning, republicans on capitol hill are scrambling to find a new house speaker after front runninger kevin mccarthy's surprising announcement. he was pulling himself out of the running. let's go to nancy chen with more on their plans. >> many in the g.o.p. are trying to drag paul ryan into the job. ryan was mitt romney's running mate. john boehner is reportedly among those putting pressure on him to take the job. ryan said no several times.
this comes after represent activity mccarthy pulled out of the race just hours after making a final pitch for the job. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> and that indeed he did. mccarpet was facing conservatives. he admits he did not help his cause when he said the point of a house committee investigating hillary clinton is to kill her presidential prospects but republicans in the house find themself in even more turmoil than before. >> we're looking for a speaker who works with conservatives rather than against us. >> our conference will have to do a lot of soul searching and we'll see what happens. >> boehner was supposed to be on the "tonight show" with jimmy fallon last night but canceled out. he'll remain in the speaker's picked. >> christa: thank you. new this morning, vice president joe biden has now pulled the
plug on a political ad made by a super pact surging him to run for the white house. >> things can change in a heartbeat. i know. six weeks after my election, my whole world was altered forever. >> the ad from the political action committee called draft biden focused on the deaths of biden's first wife and daughter who were killed in a car crash in 1972. according to the "los angeles times," biden said the ad, quote, treads on sacred ground. >> jadiann: a show of support in brookline. students protesting the firing of one of their favorite teachers. >> we want mr. chen, we want mr. chen. >> dozens of middle school students stormed a school committee workshop bringing the meeting to a halt. the school committee refused to discuss the issue telling them to come during a meeting where there's a public comment session. larry chen was fired for allegedly saying one curse word
in front of teens. this week his students, current and former, along with their parents, staged a walkout protested, wrote letters and signed petitions. >> he's our universe. and as soon as we heard this we all had to react. >> there's no crime. bs is first of all not even an inappropriate word. you hear ten times worse every day. >> chen was not at the meeting. the next public meeting is slated for tuesday. students say in their teacher is not back in school, they'll be there. >> up next, a wild ride on the road. drivers just cannot believe their eyes as this woman caused chaos, ramming everything in sight. >> jadiann: two women take on uber. their efforts to improve safety. >> christa: one-on-one with ann romney as she talks about life off the campaign trail these days. >> jeremy: dry for the morning commute. cool, upper 40s to around 50. windy, warm day, isolated showers mid afternoon and
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you're not going to start that rumor. boston 56. bedford 49. nashua 43, it's a different kind of sickness. allergies and a cold. radar's quiet but it would not be bad to get rain to clean out the air. but that rain does not happen this morning. so you're heading out for a morning jog, heading to the t platforms, you're fine. have the umbrella and rain gear because it's this mess over here that is eyeballing new england. this will stay up in northern new england. we will spokes -- focus on this, the southern tier of new york. it's more broken up in nature, scattered in nature. that comes into new england mid to late afternoon. there might be a couple sprinkles later this morning, early this afternoon, southern new hampshire, route 2 corridor but the main event is after 4:00. even then, it's scattered showers. some of you may go until 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. before you see a
couple showers. could be a brief downpour but this is not a repeat of last week where we picked up 3-4 inches of rain. some rain on the way for the evening commute. here's your chance of rain, low this morning. nonconsistent. as we work into the afternoon and evening, we'll see scattered showers. windy and warm. southwest wind 10-20 miles an hour. we'll boost temps near 70 degrees. pollen in the moderate category, mold in the low categories. 10:00. clearing after midnight. lows 43 to 48. high school football games, shrouds and scattered showers. more for the games north of the pike versus south of the pike. on the holiday weekend, high pressure is with us for all three days. but it starts out the weekend over here in new york. that means we're windy and cool tomorrow morning. then by sunday afternoon and monday it warms up.
so tomorrow's the coolest of the bunch with morning wind. and then sunday features a cold morning. sunday morning down into the 30s and the 40s. a nice cover to near 70 sunday. monday, columbus day, mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the mid 70s. get after this. >> jadiann: sounds good. let's check on the roads. usually they're getting busy by this time, j.r. -- rich. >> jadiann: that's a compliment. believe me. we're live with sky 7. the only delay is on the expressway. that's a surprise. not all that bad. 25 minutes end-to-end. everything south-of-town is good too. routed 3, 24, 95 all in good shape. the turnpike inbound. white lights off the allston, brighton tolls. downtown, there's a peek at storrow drive. if you take the green line, the e branch running a moderate delay but everything else looks pretty good.
new england." >> oh my god. >> oh my god. >> a driver on a rampage causing a scare for drivers in north carolina. cameras were rolling as the car slammed into multiple vehicles, including police cars. nancy chen is here with more on this wild ride. >> wild to say the least. by the time it was over the woman hit fours cars bringing traffic at a normally busy intersection to a standstill. >> oh. >> somebody needs to stop her. >> stunned onlookers watching in disbelief as an out-of-control driver goes on a rampage in the middle of a busy intersection. >> oh, god, she's going to hit the police. oh my god, no she didn't. >> two police cruisers and two others cars were damaged. cameras were rolling inside a bus parked at the intersection. >> oh, oh my god!
their cars with no place to go. the wild drive came to and end when the woman drove right into a police cruiser. the car flipped down a 12 footed embankment, the car ended up on the roof. police put the woman in hand cuffs. no one was hurt. >> the driver told them her name was faith, hope and love. she was taken to the hospital to be checked out as authorities continue to investigate. inin thes newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: after joining her husband on the campaign trail in 2012, ann romney is on a campaign to find a cure for neurological diseases. she partnered with brigham and women's and center for neurological diseases. her struggle with multiple sclerosis is detailed in a book entitled in this together. the title is a direct quote from
her her devastating diagnosis in 1988. >> and he looked at me and we were crying, and he said, i don't care. it's not fatal. we're in this together. i don't care how bad it gets. >> romney is excited about a partnership between drug companies and researchers working with brigham and women's on a new treatment for als. >> salina gomez reveals a health scare was the reason behind her break from touring. she was diagnosisled with lupus and underwent chemotherapy. her stint in rehab spurred rumors of a drug addiction. she hasn't let the disease slow her down. her new album comes out today. >> christa: clearly resilient after all she's been through. still ahead a frightening fall for hikers. see what happens when a suspension bridge they're
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strikes three teams off missed plays. b surrenderers three more goals in the third and lose 6-2. >> i don't think it's necessarily d's. we're young and we expect to have challenges there. but i think we have to look at our game as a whole and see where mistakes were made. it was more than just the back end. it's not about youth or young d's, about our game without the puck. we might have got excited about the offense and forget about the other part of our game. >> patriots took a chance on dion lewis and got rewarded. the 5'8" running back is enjoying a payoff. agreeing to a two-year contract extension that could be worth up to $5 million. not a bad hall for a guy out of football last season. the celtics wrapping up their two-game tour of europe with a 111-96 win over madrid. they start their nba exhibition schedule in the u.s. visiting
the nets and knicks next week. i'm joe amorosino, that's sports. have a great day. >> christa: a member of the royals grounds crew okay after getting stuck underneath the tarp during the astros, royals game. the man tripped and the tarp rolled right over him, fortunately he managed to get out without being injured. by the way, the astros won 5-2. thattening is avenue, too. >> jadiann: funny thing is he's a senior from a local high school and now he's famous on twitter, the tarp guy. >> christa: the tarp survivor. >> jadiann: there's more trouble for fantasy sports sites. details coming. >> christa: drivers shocked when a passenger jet comes in for a landing really close to a roadway right there. a woman from boston part of
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at 6:30a local school bus driver's wild ride and the damage left behind. >> christa: a class action lawsuit against uber prompted in part by an attack here in boston. >> jadiann: a proud dog showing off its drug bust at logan. how was a man allowed to fly across country with it. >> christa: without warning, fire swallowing a man and his motorcycle. how two strangers saved his life. >> jadiann: hikers on a suspension bridge get the shock of their lives when it suddenly gives way. good morning to you, everyone, i'm jadiann thompson >> christa: yes. celebrate, everybody. 6:30 in the morning. i'm christa delcamp. you might want to bring the umbrella for later today but as far as the holiday weekend, you cannot wait to get there. it looks good. >> jeremy: fantastic, it's friday and we have three days of sunshine. a little bit of a blip this afternoon so as the ladies said,
rain gear not a bad idea. not so much this morning. dry morning commute. 40s and 50s. the city 56. it's for this over here, this is our weather system. and there's a good batch of rain moving through the adirondacks into the green mountains. that won't bother us. we'll have isolated showers mid afternoon and then a few scattered showers during the evening commute. school bell forecast, dry at the bus stop this morning. i think the kids will have outdorr recess. a couple of sprinkles. when school lets out this afternoon, isolated showers with showers more likely after 4:00 or 5:00 today. >> christa: so the morning commute at least okay weather wise. how is the traffic looking? >> rich: it looks pretty good. this is dedham, needham stretch that's pretty good. north of town we have a problem. a crash on 95 in peabody, exit 46.
the expressway is backing up traffic but it's moving, better than normal. and the turnpike is good here in brighton. a slight delay in framingham. if you ride the t, it's pretty good. slight delays here or there. the green line e branch a moderate delay there. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you, we're following breaking news for you right now. this is out of arizona. of there's been a shooting on the campus of northern arizona university. one person is dead, three more wounded. the school says the shooter has been arrested. the campus is in flagstaff, about two hours north of the phoenix area. according to a tweet, there's no lockdown in place at this time. we'll continue to follow this morning. now to more local stories, boston police are searching for a man and woman believed to have been involved in a violent encounter on boston common. investigators say a man was stabbed several times before a woman started kicking him outside the park state t stop. witnesses say the three people were yelling at each other before things turned violent.
police say it appears they all knew each other. the judge in the philip chism murder trial will have a hearing about a juror who is facing possible contempt of court charges. the man spoke to other potential jurors thursday. lawyers for chism want to dismiss the juror's questions and start over. the 16-year-old is accused of hilling his math teacher, colleen ritzer. >> christa: two women, including one from boston taking on usualer in court. the ridesharing service does not do enough to keep its rider safe. jennifer eagan is with us live and she has more on this federal lawsuit. >> reporter: the lawsuit talks about the trip this woman took home with friends in february of this year. she claims after her other friends were dropped off, the driver sexually assaulted her. that driver has been charged. the woman from boston and another from south carolina have filed a lawsuit against uber saying the company failed to keep them safe and also misled them.
heavily towards young women and portrays itself as the safest option for women after a night of drinking. the two women are suing for unspecified damages and want uber to kagan safety measures. the lawsuit wants them to open a 24/7 customer support center. disable the child lock feature and give customers of option of a female driver and install cars. lawyers for the victims are caught you calling for more rigorous background checks. the uber company says their thoughts remain with the victims in this case. >> christa: thank you. surveillance video showing a bus driver losing control and running off the road in worcester last month. the bus driver falls out of her seat, trying to take a turn at the time. the driver was let go from the
cited her for several offenses, the bus hit two parked cars before hitting a house. no one was home or hurt and no students were onboard the bus. >> jadiann: a new reported to outlines a transit wish list from thousands of people in boston. many residents in the survey want the default speed limit in the city reduced from 30 miles an hour to 25. they also want to increase the number of train stations that have bus and shuttle services as well as access to car or bike share stations. the report you do reducing the average commute by 10% for everyone. now, the report also indicates a goal of having buses and trains run on time 90% of the time. and having every household in boston within a ten-minute walk of public transportation. it's part of the city go boston 2030 plan to improve long term transportation. >> christa: 7news going one-on-one with florida senator and g.o.p. candidate for
president marco rubio. he's moving up in the polls. he's a first term senator without much executive experience but he says that doesn't make him this year's barack obama. >> barack obama hasn't failed because he was only in the senate for do with years. he failed because his ideas don't work. he has seven years of executive experience now. he still is making bad decisions. i believe even if he had been in the senate or a governor 20 years, his ideas would not the have worked. >> rubio is running against jeb bush, who was at one time his political mentor in florida. if rubio wins the white house he says bush could join his cabinet. >> jadiann: a kentucky customer files a lawsuit against draftkings and fandual sites. the suit accuses both companies of negligence, fraud and false advertising. both sides are under investigation by the attorney general in new york state. the inquiry comes after questions arose this week concerning an employee at
inside information to win money on fandual's site. >> that's 100 pounds of marijuana and the police dog at logan airport who found it. the drugs were stowed in a suitcase in a flight from california. the 31-year-old passenger who checked the bag will be in court today. >> christa: the new nobel peace prize winner is announced. we'll let you know who it is coming up. >> jadiann: a ring of fire wraps up a man and his motorcycle. >> christa: and drivers nearly having to duck for cover when
a frightening inferno caught on camera in georgia. the motorcyclist involved is expected to survive. so this is the video, he's filling up his bike when a ring of fire erupts, swallowing the man and his motorcycle. police say two witnesses rushed over. you can see they tackled the man to smother the flames but the 53-year-old victim was panicked and hard to handle. >> i was trying to get him to roll and then right afterwards, i took my sweater off that i had
that way. >> that man you heard from also suffered a burned hand. he went to the hospital for that. investigators say the fire started because the motorcycle was still running. >> christa: here's another terrifying scene that was caught on camera. two hikers walking in new zealand falling after the bridge they're walking on classes. it happened early this month. you see it right there. the bridge collapsed after one of the chains holding it failed. the group fell 20 feet into the water but amazingly everybody was able to walk away. and drivers ducking for cover. look at this. this plane comes in for a landing and just missed them. the yes, he did filled with passengers was landing on costa rica sunday. witnesses said it came so close, they could see the bolts underneath the plane. the aircraft changed its original landing pattern because of heavy winds.
it grazed a fence as well. >> jadiann: that makes me cringe. >> christa: it's a little close for comfort. >> jadiann: just a little. wow. next, the day's top stories, including a donald trump supporter many are talking about. why trump swears he never met her before. >> a juror accused of saying too much. we explain what this could mean in the murder trial against philip chism. >> christa: we have new details in the attack on an american hero, witnesses revealing insight into what happened in this video comin hand-crafted...layer by layer. the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall
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potential juror in the philip chism murder trial in trouble. what he said that made the judge upset. >> a man and woman on run after a stabbing on the boston common. >> house speaker shakeup. with the favorite out who wants the job. >> why it appears joe biden pulled the plug on a new ad supporting a potential run for the white house. >> christa: lots of news to bring you in "know and go" with your day's top stories. >> we start with traffic and weather. let's go over to jeremy and talk about the temperatures. >> jeremy: 56 in boston, bedford 49. nashua 43. clouds, dry morning commute. rain gear, i would grab it heading out the front door or back porch. with rain in new york state,
not this big bag of rain but the southern tier, waves of scattered showers. that is on the way for the afternoon. until then we have a lot of clouds. there might be a south sprinkle in southern new hampshire. we'll see a scattering of showers. could be a couple of downpours as this weather system will move pretty quick and fast-moving systems can wring out moisture. it's fast-moving, 10:00 this done. through the afternoon and this evening, that's when your chance of rain will go up. windy, warm, temperatures between 66 and 71. the amount of rain on the way for the day, a third of an inch or less. pollen count moderate. 7on7 forecast, the holiday saturday. cold and windy tomorrow. afternoon. sunday, near 70 and monday, columbus day, temperatures on monday in the low to mid 70s, a great weekend for checking out the leaves.
have fun, be safe. >> christa: on the roads as well. rich kirkland, what's out there? >> rich: it's been a pretty good ride on the turnpike until now. there's a medical emergency by the weston state police barracks and backup is five miles because that medical emergency turnpike inbound by the weston barracks. here's sky 7. that's 93. that's pretty good. we're not even in stoneham. no backup all the way downtown. >> christa: breaking news oat out of arizona, another shooting on a college campus. >> authorities say one person is dead, at least three more wounded. the school says the shooter has been arrested and the campus is in flagstaff two hours north of phoenix.
came in at 1:20 local time, 4:20 our time and the school says there's no lockdown in place at this time. an update from the school is expected at 9:00 a.m. our time. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: drama in the courtroom during jury selection for the teen on trial for killing his teacher in danvers. >> christa: a poe tension juror has been threatened with contempt of court. let's go to victoria warren. >> pretty serious situation. the judge brought this juror back into the courtroom after he had been excused. then he asked the juror if he wanted an attorney because the juror could face a contempt charge or in a worst case scenario, a perjury charge. all of this is under review. there are no charges filed and all this relates to the murder chism. his defense attorney immediately
through voir dire to be dismissed. the juror in question is the father of a danvers high school student to admitted to selling telling other jurors that and that he may have attended a vigil. at question is also whether he made comments about the 16-year-old defendant's guilt or innocence. chism is on trial for the rape and murder of colleen ritzer, his math teacher. chism was one of her students and only 14 years at the time of his arrest. today jury selection continues and there's a new group of jurors are reporting. more than 100 of them will fill out questionnaires. none of the jurors in question will be back here today. they'll be back next week. the judge is waiting to decide if there will be charges filed against the juror who was speaking but they should have a hearing on what the impact this is going to be on jury selection to this point at some point today. live in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england."
>> christa: a man and woman on the run accused of causing chaos on boston common. a violent attack in front of people at the park street t stop. let's go to nick emmons. this happened in the middle of the day as well. >> very busy part of the day as well. i can tell you the park street stop is open again. people heading to work or school but very violent day yesterday in the middle of the afternoon as people were taking the park street t stop. around 3:30 in the afternoon, witnesses say about three people were seen arguing in the area. at some point one took out a knife and one man was stabbed several times. witnesses say a woman then kicked the man on the ground several times before taking off. a man and woman right now are who police are looking for. they do not know who those people are at this point. no word on that. as far as the victim in that case, stabbed several times. serious injuries but the non-life-threatening.
so they're asking anyone with information to come forward that might help lead to an arrest. live in boston, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: two men suing uber saying it's not safe. the ride sharing service coming under fire after the women say they were sexually assaulted by drivers. jennifer eagan is live with more on this story for us. >> reporter: jadiann, the two women are suing for damages. they also want uber to overhaul its safety measures. one of the women is from here in boston. she says in february she took an uber home with friends after a night out after her other friends were dropped off. assaulted her. the driver was charged. now that woman from boston and another woman from south carolina are suing uber. they claim the company failed cokeep them safe and misled them by marketing uber as the safest option for women. lawyers are asking uber to
overhaul safety amaze, disable the child lock feature, allow them to ask for a female driver and a more rigorous background check. uber says the company's thoughts remain with the two victims. live in boston, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england" she couldn't. >> jadiann: investigators believe the cause of this massive fire at a marina in quincy was dental. 11 boats were damaged, three of them sank at captain's cove marina. some people lived on the boats but no one was hurt. crews used a drone to take live video of the fire from above. >> christa: we also have new details this morning. one of men to stopped that attack on a train over the summer is waking up in the hospital with serious injuries. sacramento police say spencer stone was stabbed several times but he's expected to survive. you may remember he helped stop a gunman on train in france seven weeks ago. officers are looking for the suspects. investigators say stone was stabbed early thursday morning
and what you're looking at here is surveillance footage showing a group of men surrounding the 23-year-old. an argument led up to it and the attacker ran away. >> jadiann: this morning the republicans are scrambling to find a new house speaker. that's after frontrunner kevin mccarthy's surprising announcement he was pulling out. running. many in the g.o.p. are trying to draft paul ryan into that speaker's job. ryan was mitt romney running mate. john boehner is among those putting pressure on him to take the job. ryan has said no now several times. this comes after representative maccarthy, bank's right-hand man, pulled out of the race hours after making a final pitch. he faced fierce opposition. new this morning this political ad supporting joe biden has been pulled from tv. the ad from the political action committee draft biden focused on
and daughters in 1972. according to the "los angeles times," a source close to the vp says he thought the ad was, quote, treads on sacred ground. >> christa: more breaking news a tunisian democracy group winning the nobel peace prize. the national dialogue quartet african -- mr. trump. we vote for mr. trump. yes. >> mr. trump. >> and a bit of a bizarre scene at a donald trump really. a g.o.p. frontrunner called her on to the stage. trump, who has been criticized for past comments about hispanics, says he's never met a more enthusiastic woman. >> jadiann: bill cosby is expected in a los angeles courtroom today to give a deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by one of the women who
her. jeudy huth saves she says she was 15 when cosby gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her. in august the judge ruled 78-year-old cosby must be interviewed under oath. on dateline for the first time in one room nearly 30 women who have made accusations against bill cosby speak out together. kate snow interviewed the women about their claims of drugging, sexual assault and harassment. cosby's attorney denies the claims. you can watch that tonight at 9:00 here on 7 nbc. >> christa: and the bruins season opener turned out to be a giant disappointment. boston jumping out to a 1-0 lead over the jets but winnipeg then scored three goals in the second period. three in the third. former bruin blake wheeler scoring against his old team. b lose 6-2 and host montreal come night. they didn't have seidenberg or zdeno chara. it was not a good night.
b's before the puck dropped last night. he posted this photo shopped image showing him on the bench trying to get a high five from brad marchand. he wrote he's available if the bruins need an extra enforcer. as if he's not busy enough with things in his world. so enthusiastic in that shot. >> jadiann: it will make you laugh. >> jeremy: put him on the left wing and see what happens. 50s right now. 40s and 50s. the city 56, plymouth 54. rain over here in new york state. that's going to work into new england late this afternoon. rain gear on standby until 3:00 or 4:00. even then, showers, not widespread. window, mild, 66 to 71. holiday weekend loaded with sunshine. apple cider doughnuts. apples, pumpkins, fall foliage looks great. >> christa: an overdose on apples for j.r. for the weekend. it's fine, it's fall. the "today" show is straight
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. good morning. congress in chaos. house republicans racing to find a new speaker this morning. one day after the leading contender, congressman kevin mccarthy suddenly drops out of the running. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> bitterly divided republicans now scrambling for a replacement. >> this is not the time or plac guys. >> and democrats giddy. >> anybody have any news they would like to discuss? >> what happened? who is in the running now? and was mccarthy undone by a whisper campaign? >> no. come on. >> we're live on capitol hill. air scare.